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To elaborate on what Remonster said: RAID-0 only doubles sustained transfer rates, not the performance of the drive. Transfer rates are only one part of a hard drive's performance. Seek time, cache size, tuning and capacity also affect performance.

Also after re-reading your post. For downloading things off the internet, your hard drive is not your bottleneck for performance. Even if you had a 10Mbit connection which you probably don't have, an old 5400rpm drive could keep up with that datarate.
     
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...but to answer the thread...
I think you'll get faster load times for the games and load sequences between levels. Also would be good for multi-tasking. But games and such load into the RAM and pagefile.sys to ensure all info is available when needed. It would certainly help with defragging, virus searching and the such.
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